Andrew Mullen

Andrew Mullen

Production Editor, China Economy

Andrew Mullen returned to the Post in 2018 as a Production Editor for the China Economy desk having earlier worked as a reporter on the Sport desk. He has previously worked for the Press Association, the BBC and sport marketing company Lagardere Sports in both Hong Kong and the United Kingdom.

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China trade: export surge continued in December, pushing surplus to record high

China’s exports grew by 18.1 per cent in December from a year earlier, while imports grew by 6.5 per cent, pushing the trade surplus to a record US$78.18 billion last month.

15 Jan 2021 - 9:19AM

China’s exports grew by 18.1 per cent in December from a year earlier, while imports grew by 6.5 per cent, pushing the trade surplus to a record US$78.18 billion last month.

China trade: export surge continued in December, pushing surplus to record high
China consumer inflation turned positive in December on higher food prices

China’s official consumer price index (CPI) rose to 0.2 per cent in December from a year earlier – up from minus 0.5 per cent in November.

11 Jan 2021 - 9:55PM

China’s official consumer price index (CPI) rose to 0.2 per cent in December from a year earlier – up from minus 0.5 per cent in November.

China consumer inflation turned positive in December on higher food prices
China factories cooled in December, as other Asian manufacturing powerhouses surged

China’s Caixin/Markit manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI) fell in December, while sentiment in Japan, Taiwan and South Korea improved, suggesting Asia-Pacific may remain an engine for global growth in 2021.

4 Jan 2021 - 11:02PM

China’s Caixin/Markit manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI) fell in December, while sentiment in Japan, Taiwan and South Korea improved, suggesting Asia-Pacific may remain an engine for global growth in 2021.

China factories cooled in December, as other Asian manufacturing powerhouses surged
2020 review: China’s economy endured a turbulent 12 months due to the impact of the coronavirus

China’s economy shrank by 6.8 per cent in the first quarter of 2020 duo to the impact of the coronavirus, but it is set to be the only Group of 20 nation to post positive economic growth this year.

2 Jan 2021 - 12:00PM

China’s economy shrank by 6.8 per cent in the first quarter of 2020 duo to the impact of the coronavirus, but it is set to be the only Group of 20 nation to post positive economic growth this year.

2020 review: China’s economy endured a turbulent 12 months due to the impact of the coronavirus
China economy 2020 review: the highs and lows of a coronavirus-hit 12 months

China’s economy shrank by 6.8 per cent in the first quarter of 2020, but is set to be the only major global economy to show positive growth in 2020.

31 Dec 2020 - 12:00PM

China’s economy shrank by 6.8 per cent in the first quarter of 2020, but is set to be the only major global economy to show positive growth in 2020.

China economy 2020 review: the highs and lows of a coronavirus-hit 12 months
China’s retail-sector borrowing ‘fell off a cliff’ in late 2020, with many small firms unable to access credit, report says

China Beige Book International report says China continues ‘to show a less robust recovery than official statistics’ indicate, as it seeks to bounce back from the economic impact of the coronavirus.

29 Dec 2020 - 10:58PM

China Beige Book International report says China continues ‘to show a less robust recovery than official statistics’ indicate, as it seeks to bounce back from the economic impact of the coronavirus.

China’s retail-sector borrowing ‘fell off a cliff’ in late 2020, with many small firms unable to access credit, report says
Best of 2020: coronavirus, trade war, US-China relations dominate most read economy stories of the year

The impact of the coronavirus on China’s economy topped the list of most read economy stories of the year, with China’s trade war with the United States also featuring on the list.

30 Dec 2020 - 2:04PM

The impact of the coronavirus on China’s economy topped the list of most read economy stories of the year, with China’s trade war with the United States also featuring on the list.

Best of 2020: coronavirus, trade war, US-China relations dominate most read economy stories of the year
Explainer | China manufacturing: everything you need to know

China is the world’s largest manufacturer in terms of output and has earned a reputation as the ‘world’s factory’.

4 Jan 2021 - 11:35AM

China is the world’s largest manufacturer in terms of output and has earned a reputation as the ‘world’s factory’.

China manufacturing: everything you need to know
China’s economic recovery broadened in November as retail sales, industrial production rose further

Retail sales grew by 5.0 per cent from a year earlier, marking the fourth successive month of expansion, while industrial production grew by 7.0 per cent from a year earlier.

15 Dec 2020 - 10:51AM

Retail sales grew by 5.0 per cent from a year earlier, marking the fourth successive month of expansion, while industrial production grew by 7.0 per cent from a year earlier.

China’s economic recovery broadened in November as retail sales, industrial production rose further
Explainer | WTO director general: will it be Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala or South Korea’s Yoo Myung-hee?

Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and South Korea’s Yoo Myung-hee are the remaining candidates to succeed Brazilian Roberto Azevedo as the director general of the World Trade Organization (WTO).

15 Dec 2020 - 1:38PM

Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and South Korea’s Yoo Myung-hee are the remaining candidates to succeed Brazilian Roberto Azevedo as the director general of the World Trade Organization (WTO).

WTO director general: will it be Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala or South Korea’s Yoo Myung-hee?
Explainer | China trade: everything you need to know

China’s export-driven economy – the workshop of the world for decades – has taken hits from the US trade war and the coronavirus, and Beijing is now focused more on the domestic economy as part of its dual-circulation strategy.

14 Jan 2021 - 11:20AM

China’s export-driven economy – the workshop of the world for decades – has taken hits from the US trade war and the coronavirus, and Beijing is now focused more on the domestic economy as part of its dual-circulation strategy.

China trade: everything you need to know
China’s services sector sentiment surged in November, jumps to second-highest level since April 2010

China’s Caixin/Markit services purchasing managers’ index (PMI), a gauge of sentiment among smaller, private firms, rose to 57.8 in November from 56.8 in October.

3 Dec 2020 - 10:28AM

China’s Caixin/Markit services purchasing managers’ index (PMI), a gauge of sentiment among smaller, private firms, rose to 57.8 in November from 56.8 in October.

China’s services sector sentiment surged in November, jumps to second-highest level since April 2010
China manufacturing sentiment hits highest level in 10 years in November

China’s Caixin/Markit manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI) rose to 54.9 in November from 53.6 in October.

1 Dec 2020 - 11:00PM

China’s Caixin/Markit manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI) rose to 54.9 in November from 53.6 in October.

China manufacturing sentiment hits highest level in 10 years in November
China’s economic activity extended its strong growth in November as manufacturing, services sentiment grows

China’s official manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI) was 52.1 in November, while the official non-manufacturing PMI was 56.4 last month.

30 Nov 2020 - 9:55AM

China’s official manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI) was 52.1 in November, while the official non-manufacturing PMI was 56.4 last month.

China’s economic activity extended its strong growth in November as manufacturing, services sentiment grows
China-Australia relations: Beijing slaps ‘distressing’ duties of up to 212 per cent on Australian wine imports

China’s commerce ministry said on Friday it will impose temporary anti-dumping measures on Australian wine imports from Saturday.

27 Nov 2020 - 3:54PM

China’s commerce ministry said on Friday it will impose temporary anti-dumping measures on Australian wine imports from Saturday.

China-Australia relations: Beijing slaps ‘distressing’ duties of up to 212 per cent on Australian wine imports
Explainer | China inflation: how is it measured and why is it important?

China’s inflation is most often measured by the consumer price index (CPI), which tracks the prices people pay for a series of goods and services.

11 Jan 2021 - 10:46AM

China’s inflation is most often measured by the consumer price index (CPI), which tracks the prices people pay for a series of goods and services.

China inflation: how is it measured and why is it important?
China consumer inflation hit 11-year low in October, helped by plummeting pork price

China’s official consumer price index (CPI) rose just 0.5 per cent in October from a year earlier, while the producer price index (PPI) rose 2.1 per cent last month.

9 Dec 2020 - 10:19AM

China’s official consumer price index (CPI) rose just 0.5 per cent in October from a year earlier, while the producer price index (PPI) rose 2.1 per cent last month.

China consumer inflation hit 11-year low in October, helped by plummeting pork price
China’s services sector remained strong in October, second highest in 10 years

Caixin/Markit services purchasing managers’ index (PMI), a gauge of sentiment among smaller, private firms, rose to 56.8 from 54.8 in September.

1 Dec 2020 - 11:41AM

Caixin/Markit services purchasing managers’ index (PMI), a gauge of sentiment among smaller, private firms, rose to 56.8 from 54.8 in September.

China’s services sector remained strong in October, second highest in 10 years
China’s economic recovery continues as manufacturing activity rises to highest level since January 2011

Caixin/Markit manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI) rose to 53.6 in October, the highest reading since January 2011.

2 Nov 2020 - 10:57AM

Caixin/Markit manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI) rose to 53.6 in October, the highest reading since January 2011.

China’s economic recovery continues as manufacturing activity rises to highest level since January 2011
China’s economic recovery powers on as manufacturing, services sectors remain strong

China’s official manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI) stood at 51.4 in October, while the official non-manufacturing PMI was 56.2.

2 Nov 2020 - 9:30AM

China’s official manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI) stood at 51.4 in October, while the official non-manufacturing PMI was 56.2.

China’s economic recovery powers on as manufacturing, services sectors remain strong
How did China’s industrial giants perform in September?

Industrial profits at China’s biggest firms dropped by 2.4 per cent in first nine months, compared with the same period last year.

27 Oct 2020 - 10:17PM

Industrial profits at China’s biggest firms dropped by 2.4 per cent in first nine months, compared with the same period last year.

How did China’s industrial giants perform in September?
China’s services sector remained strong in September due to continued recovery in domestic supply, demand

The Caixin/Markit services purchasing managers’ index (PMI), which focuses on smaller, private firms, rose to 54.8 in September from 54.0 in August.

9 Oct 2020 - 9:10PM

The Caixin/Markit services purchasing managers’ index (PMI), which focuses on smaller, private firms, rose to 54.8 in September from 54.0 in August.

China’s services sector remained strong in September due to continued recovery in domestic supply, demand
China’s economic recovery underlined as manufacturing, services outlook remains positive

China’s official manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI) was 51.5 for September, while the non-manufacturing PMI was 55.9.

30 Sep 2020 - 1:50PM

China’s official manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI) was 51.5 for September, while the non-manufacturing PMI was 55.9.

China’s economic recovery underlined as manufacturing, services outlook remains positive
Mongolia joins China to become seventh member of Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement

Mongolia joins founding members Bangladesh, India, Laos, South Korea and Sri Lanka as well as China, its biggest trading partner, in the Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA).

29 Sep 2020 - 5:24PM

Mongolia joins founding members Bangladesh, India, Laos, South Korea and Sri Lanka as well as China, its biggest trading partner, in the Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA).

Mongolia joins China to become seventh member of Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement
China’s economic recovery continues as pressure eases on consumers, manufacturers in August

China’s consumer price index (CPI) rose 2.4 per cent from a year earlier in August, while the producer price index (PPI) dropped 2.0 per cent year on year last month.

9 Sep 2020 - 10:57PM

China’s consumer price index (CPI) rose 2.4 per cent from a year earlier in August, while the producer price index (PPI) dropped 2.0 per cent year on year last month.

China’s economic recovery continues as pressure eases on consumers, manufacturers in August
China’s services sector remains strong, boosted by first employment increase since January

The Caixin/Markit services purchasing managers’ index (PMI), which focuses on smaller, private firms, fell slightly to 54.0 in August from 54.1 in July.

3 Sep 2020 - 10:26PM

The Caixin/Markit services purchasing managers’ index (PMI), which focuses on smaller, private firms, fell slightly to 54.0 in August from 54.1 in July.

China’s services sector remains strong, boosted by first employment increase since January
China’s small factory activity strengthened in August thanks to rise in production, new orders, export sales

Caixin/Markit manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI) rose to 53.1 in August from 52.8 in July, with a reading above 50 signifying growth.

1 Sep 2020 - 11:14PM

Caixin/Markit manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI) rose to 53.1 in August from 52.8 in July, with a reading above 50 signifying growth.

China’s small factory activity strengthened in August thanks to rise in production, new orders, export sales
China’s economic recovery continues as services sector grows at fastest pace in over two and a half years in August

China’s official manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI) was 51.0 for August, while non-manufacturing PMI was 55.2.

31 Aug 2020 - 10:15AM

China’s official manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI) was 51.0 for August, while non-manufacturing PMI was 55.2.

China’s economic recovery continues as services sector grows at fastest pace in over two and a half years in August
China’s industrial giants rebound for third successive month in July as coronavirus recovery continued

Industrial firms in China saw a year on year increase of 19.6 per cent in July, accelerating from an increase of 11.5 per cent in June.

27 Aug 2020 - 10:33PM

Industrial firms in China saw a year on year increase of 19.6 per cent in July, accelerating from an increase of 11.5 per cent in June.

China’s industrial giants rebound for third successive month in July as coronavirus recovery continued
China keeps loan rate steady for fourth straight month

The one-year loan prime rate (LPR) was kept unchanged at 3.85 per cent, while the five-year LPR remained at 4.65 per cent.

20 Aug 2020 - 10:35AM

The one-year loan prime rate (LPR) was kept unchanged at 3.85 per cent, while the five-year LPR remained at 4.65 per cent.

China keeps loan rate steady for fourth straight month